It's summer time, and no better time, than to have a cool refreshing cocktail to get you in the summer mood.
Cocktails can seem time consuming and unapproachable, but Leighton Bagley from Dichotomy Coffee and Spirits in Waco says they are simpler than they look, and can be made from everyday ingredients you will find at the shops.
This week only, Dichotomy is celebrating everything tiki and will be serving a whole host of tiki drinks with an assortment of alcohol to suit everyone's taste.
Cocktails are great for setting a mood, whether you're two or 20, and in the summer heat an easy drinking tiki cocktail is only a shake away.
Check out the list of recipes below for your next drink at home, and for all information on Dichotomy and their tiki week, click here.
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1.5 oz. Gin
.5 oz. Cherry Herring
.25 oz. Cointreau
.25 oz. Benedictine
.5 oz. Lime Juice
.25 oz. Grenadine
3 oz. Pineapple Juice
1 dash Angostura Bitters
Garnish: Orange Wedge
Prep: Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake with ice. Double strain into a Highball glass filled with ice. Garnish with orange wedge.
1.5 oz. Appleton Rum
1.5 oz. Pineapple Juice
.25 oz. Maraschino Liqueur
Bar spoon Grenadine
Prep: Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake. Double strain ingredients into a 6 oz. glass.
1.5 oz Hamilton 86 Rum
.75 oz. Orange Juice
.75 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Passion Fruit
.25 oz. Vanilla Syrup
Garnish: Orange and Lemon wheel
Prep: Add all ingredients into a shaker tin and shake. Add crushed ice into a Tiki mug and strain ingredients of the crushed ice. Garnish with Lemon and Orange wheels.
1.5 oz. Vodka
.5 oz. Lime Juice
.5 oz. Lemon Juice
.5 oz. Orgeat Syrup
Sink Grenadine after cocktail is made
Prep: Add all ingredients except for the grenadine into a shaker tin and shake. Double strain ingredients into a 6 oz. cocktail glass. Sink Grenadine into the bottom of the cocktail after poured.
1.5 oz. Chartreuse
.5 oz. Velvet Falernum
.75 oz. Lime Juice
1 oz. Pineapple Juice
Garnish: Fresh nutmeg and a mint bouquet
Prep: Add all ingredients into a highball glass. Add crushed ice 3/4 of the way. Using a swizzle stick or bar spoon stir ingredients together until glass is cold. Fill the glass the rest of the way with crushed ice. Grate nutmeg over the top and garnish with a mint bouquet.
2 oz. Hamilton 86 Rum
1 oz. Lemon Juice
.75 oz. Passion Fruit Syrup
Garnish: Lemon wedge and a maraschino cherry
Prep: Add all ingredients into a shake tin and shake. Strain cocktail into a 13 oz. Tulip glass over crushed ice. Garnish with lemon wedge and maraschino cherry.